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Monday, September 24, 2001
I can’t say that I agree with Mr. Gammons a whole lot on this article. It just seems to me that this is after-the-fact rationalization of what happened during the season. When the Red Sox were winning, there was a lot less of this harping on their character. What if the Dodgers were 15 games back? Would Gary Sheffield’s behavior had caused that? Gary Sheffield’s actions had to be at least as damaging as Carl Everett’s, but now the Dodgers have character and the Red Sox don’t? He also mentions Marquis Grissom for the Dodgers as someone who has improved the team. I have to think that the Dodgers would have been in the playoffs if they could have gotten something more than a .671 OPS out of centerfield.
Gammons is also hypocritical in this article. He has many times defended Wil Cordero pointing out that he has custody of his children, but now as it suits his purpose he runs an anonymous quote blasting Duqe for acquiring Cordero. Which is it, Peter? Does Cordero have character or not? Or maybe Duqe led him astray? Except he never talks to his players.
It should also be pointed out that Everett spent as much or more time in the character building Yankee and Mets organizations than he has with the Red Sox.
I think it is time for Duqe to go, but I also think Gammons needs to display a bit more integrity in his writing.
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